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This page last updated on
July 22, 2014

Undergraduate Program

Majors

Creative Writing

Artist's accordion bookThe creative writing major at Miami is a thriving program, one of the largest in the United States, with an increasingly global curriculum and outlook. With eight full-time creative writing faculty, more than 250 undergraduate majors, and a new minor (as well as 20-25 graduate students), there’s a creative writing buzz at Miami.

Program Highlights

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
AFTER AUGUST 2014
Please see the Miami University Bulletin for creative writing course requirements.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014
Creative Writing Major (pdf)

Opportunities for Majors

After Graduation

Miami creative writing majors have enjoyed considerable career success. A partial list of honors received by former students includes the Pulitzer Prize (one winner, one finalist), the National Medal of the Arts, the PEN/Robert Bingham Award for Fiction, the Asian American Literary Award, the Whiting Fellowship, and the national Poet Laureateship.

Many creative writing majors pursue MFAs or other advanced degrees at top programs including Iowa, Columbia, and Brown. Majors pursue successful careers in publishing, editing, advertising, law, medicine, and the business world. See Updates from Alumni for more.